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Austin Construction Worker Hospitalized After an Elevator Crushed His Head

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Allison & Ward

According to KXAN, a construction worker in his 30s is in the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries after EMS officials say an elevator crushed him at a downtown Austin construction site. The accident happened at the Colorado Tower building, which is currently under construction by DPR Construction. EMS crews got the call about the accident shortly after 10 a.m. on April 9 at 302 Congress Avenue, where they said the elevator pinned the man’s head. Medics described it as a “crush injury” and took him to University Medical Center Brackenridge with the critical injuries. DPR Construction said this in a statement released the day of the accident: “We are working with OSHA and the Austin Police Department to fully investigate the causes of this incident and will share updates as we receive them. All work onsite has been halted currently. We can confirm that it impacted only one of our…
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Pedestrian Accidents Continue to Rise in Austin: Our Attorneys Discuss the Growing Epidemic

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Allison & Ward

We have been blogging about a string of pedestrian accidents occurring in the city of Austin, and the fatality count is still rising: there were two more pedestrian accidents in Austin this week. According to KXAN, three pedestrians were hit by a drunk driver in downtown and were taken to UMC Brackenridge Hospital on April 5. The driver was arrested for three counts of Failure to Stop and Render Aid and one count of Driving While Intoxicated, according to police officials. Austin police stated that the preliminary investigation shows the driver ran their truck onto the sidewalk and hit the pedestrians in front of 98 San Jacinto, near Cesar Chavez, just before 9:30 p.m. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but was stopped and taken into custody. KXAN also reported about a separate pedestrian accident involving a woman driving on US Highway 183 near Vargas Road, who crashed into…
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43-Year-Old Texas Man Killed By Heavy Equipment at Ohio Facility

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Allison & Ward

According to NaturalGasIntel.com, a Texas man was crushed by a large piece of equipment and killed on April 5 at a Rice Energy Inc. drilling site in Belmont County, Ohio. The 43-year-old Victoria, Texas man was working for the Alberta-based subcontractor Lee Specialties Ltd., a wireline services company. The worker was killed while he was “placing a large piece of their equipment on an inactive side of the location prior to commencement of completion operations for the Bigfoot 9H well” in Smith Township, according to a statement from Rice. The company did not specify what kind of equipment crushed the 43 year old. Operations at the well site have been temporarily suspended so that local authorities can conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident. The safety and workforce training administrator at the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program stated that four oil and gas workers were killed…
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